Japan Import Testing

For miscellaneous food products (Sample of the typical citation):

Illegal Contaminates Acceptable Limits
Aflatoxin (Mycotoxin) Not allowed
Amino Acid Selenium Chelate Undesignated Additive
Azodicarbonamide Undesignated Additive
Azorubin Undesignated Coloring Agent
Benzoic Acid Not allowed
BHT No more than 0.20 g/Kg (Total amount when used with BHA)
Biotin Undesignated Additive
Boric Acid Undesignated Additive
Brominated Oil Undesignated Additive
Calcium Alginate Undesignated Additive
Calcium Silicate Undesignated Additive
Calcium Stearate Undesignated Additive
Choline Bitartrate Undesignated Additive
Choline Phosphate Not allowed
Chondroitin Sulfate Undesignated Additive
Copper Chlorophyll Not allowed
Copper Sulfate Not allowed
Cross-carmelose Sodium Undesignated Additive
Cyanide compound Not allowed
Diarrehetic Shellfish poison detected Not allowed
Ethylene Oxide Undesignated Additive
Ethylenediaminetetraacetic Acid Calcium Disodium Salt No more than 0.25 g/Kg (As EDTACa2Na)
Excess Methyl Alcohol Not allowed
Excess Methyl Alcohol fund Not allowed
Ferrous Fumarate Undesignated Additive
Food Color Red 40 Not allowed
Food Color Red No. 102 Not allowed
Food Color Yellow No. 4 Not allowed
Food Color Yellow No. 5 Not allowed
Formic Acid Undesignated Additive
Hexamethylenetetramine Undesignated Additive
Hydrogen Peroxide Must decompose or eliminate before the completion of final product
Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose Undesignated Additive
Iron Sesquioxide Not allowed
Isopropyl Alcohol Undesignated Additive
L-Carnitine Undesignated Additive
L-Malic Acid Undesignated Additive
Magnesium Aspartate Undesignated Additive
Magnesium Stearate Undesignated Additive
Manganese Citrate Undesignated Additive
Methyl Parahydroxybenzoate Undesignated Additive
Methylene Chloride Undesignated Additive
Mold Not allowed
Molybdenum Citrate Undesignated Additive
Natamyein Undesignated Additive
Nitrate residue No more than 0.0050 g/Kg
Nitrite residue No more than 0.0050 g/Kg
Orange II Undesignated Coloring Agent
Paralytic Shellfish Poison Not allowed
Patent Blue V Undesignated Coloring Agent
Poisonous Fish (Fish with Ciguatera Toxin) Not allowed
Polynicotinic Acid Chromium Undesignated Additive
Polysorbate Undesignated Additive
Polysorbate included Undesignated Additive
Potassium Acesulfame Undesignated Additive
Potassium Sorbate Not allowed
Propyl Parahydroxybenzoate Not allowed
Propylene Glycol No more than 0.6
Pyrazine Undesignated Additive
Quinophthalone (Quinoline Yellow) Undesignated Coloring Agent
Rhodamine B Undesignated Coloring Agent
Saccharin Sodium Not allowed
Sodium Aluminum Silicate Undesignated Additive
Sodium Benzoate Not allowed
Sodium Cyclamate Undesignated Additive
Sodium Iodide Undesignated Additive
Sodium Propionate Not allowed
Sorbic Acid Not allowed
Sorbic Acid Miscellaneous liquor: 0.20 g/Kg
Sulfur Dioxide No more than 0.030 g/Kg
Sulfur Dioxide residue No more than 0.030 g/Kg
T.B.H.Q. Undesignated Additive
Tocopherol Acetate Undesignated Additive
Undesignated use of Benzoic Acid Not allowed
Vinyl Acetate Resin Not allowed
Violation of Talk usage standard No more than 0.50% (When two or more insoluble minerals are used, the total amount)
Violation of Usage Standard of Hydrogen Peroxide Decompose or eliminate before the completion of final product
Zinc Oxide Undesignated Additive

 

Visit the Finance Ministry of Japan’s Customs and Tariffs page for more information about Japanese import regulations.

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